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865 UN Plaza



A magazine director required an apartment to accommodate daily living, entertaining, and work space. Located next to the United Nations on the East River, this private residence liberates the traditional prewar apartment from a traditional room-and-corridor plan. The existing prewar one-bedroom apartment commanded views of the United Nations, the East River, and the Chrysler Building, but had limited social flexibility due to narrow bathroom access. The solution was to reorganize the apartment layout from a room-and-corridor plan to a room-to-room plan. By inserting a new master bathroom and separate powder room, each room is allowed multiple paths of connection and circulation. The creation of perimeter circulation enhances the natural cooling from the apartment’s three exterior exposures.





Client
Edward Leida

Location
New York, New York, US

Program
Private residence

Area
100 m² (1,076 ft²)

Status
Completed

Value
$300,000

Team
Andrew Heid 

Collaborators
Michael Zenreich Architects (Architect of Record), 8x8 Construction, and Rubiano Associates.

Distinctions Cover story of Casa Da Abitare.